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65605
  • Title
    Thomas Whitelegge - Letters from Charles Darwin, 1878
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 5833
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1878
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    65605
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 3168, frames 18-28 (MLMSS 5833)
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Charles Darwin the, the discoverer of natural selection, was born at Shrewsbury in England. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University and then completed a B.A. in zoology and geology at Cambridge. Between 1831 and 1836 he was naturalist on board H.M.S. Beagle during a scientific survey of South American waters. He also visited Australia and New Zealand. It was during this voyage that he gained the knowledge of flora, fauna and geology which laid the basis of his great work: The Origin of species by means of natural selection (1859).
  • Scope and Content
    28 April- 16 July 1878; Three signed autograph letters from Charles Darwin to Thomas Whitelegge concernining Whitelegge's discovery of gynodioecious flowers on single plants in two species of buttercups (Ranunculus). (Call No.: ML MSS 5833)
  • Source
    Unknown
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • General note

    Previously located at ML Ad 1/1-3.
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